Monday, January 31, 2005

Space Shuttle on the Mend 

The revamped space shuttle is on looking good for its return to space, as early as May 12. Two new components have arrived at the Kennedy Space Center: a tool that will allow inspection of the shuttle's skin while in orbit, and redesigned fuel tanks taht NASA "guarantees" will not shed chunks of the insulating foam that triggered the damage to Columbia two years ago tomorrow.

The first shuttle back in the air will be Discovery, carrying STS-114, commanded by Eileen Collins.

Posted by Beth Henderson at 1:55 PM